Tracing a historical line from commedia dell’arte, Hogarth and others to modern and contemporary artists including Ollie Harrington, Robert Colescott, Spike Lee, and Kara Walker, we discuss Black visual satire with Duke professor Richard J. Powell.
Joyce J. Scott, Man Eating Watermelon, 1986. Beads, thread, 2 × 8 × 3 in. (5.1 × 20.3 × 7.6 cm). Collection of Linda DePalma and Paul Daniel. Courtesy of the artist and Goya Contemporary Gallery. Photo: Ken Ek.